Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions in and around Aberystwyth Mid Wales

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Clarach Bay Beach

Clarach Bay & Glan Y Mor caravan parks are both situated right on the beach. All accommodation for hire on Clarach Bay Holiday Village are just a few minutes walk from the beach


Clarach Bay beach has been awarded the Marine Conservationhighest award for water quality and is a popular site for fishing. It also has the coveted Green Coast Award The Green Coast Award for rural beaches is designed to recognize those beaches with European Blue Flag water quality whose management reflects their rural, unspoilt nature. The criteria are intended to ensure that such beaches can receive recognition without the need for inappropriate development which would spoil their natural beauty and risk damage to wildlife.

Constitution hill

Can be accessed via a beautiful coastal walk directly from Clarach Bay camp site. Shown in the picture above. At the top of Constitutional hill is the:

  • Consti Steak house

  • Cliff Railway

  • Camera Obscurata

However if the walk is too much for you you can get to the top via the cliff railway which climbs up to Constitutional Hill from the northern side of Aberystwyth Town.



Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Is the longest electrical cliff railway in the UK and has been running since 1896. It travels at 4 miles per hour allowing you to take in and enjoy the breathtaking views of Aberystwyth.

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View as you come down in the tram lift







The new restaurant ‘Y Consti’ opened in April 2005 and provides a breathtaking setting for visitors to enjoy a range of refreshments. The restaurant was designed as a replica of the former Summerhouse Tearooms cafe and funded by a European Union Objective 1 grant. Click here for more details






Beautiful seaside university town situated in Mid Wales near Cardigan Bay. There are many attractions both in and near to the town and only a few are listed here. Please click on the links to find out more information.

National Library of Wales

Next to Aberystwyth University it is one of the world’s largest libraries and holds the largest collection of information & works on both Welsh and other Celtic nations.  The collections are accessible both electronically and on site and entrance is free. For more information and a list of exhibitions on shoe please click the link below.

Did you know that the Magna Carta, precious drawings, manuscripts and the Crown Jewels were stored in an huge cave dug out  under the library during World War II?

Wales National Library

Aberystwyth Castle

Click here for more information on Aberystwyth Castle

Clarach Bay Aberystwyth Fishing



In Ceredigion, the angler is almost spoilt for choice with further opportunities presenting themselves in terms of sea angling from boats sailing from Aberystwyth – Cardigan Bay’s largest town – with tope, bream, skate and mackerel being the main quarry. Shore fishing, from the surrounds of one of Ceredigion’s many award-winning beautiful beaches, offers rock marks for a wide variety of species. There are so many things to do nearby. If you like fishing there Clarach Bay is an ideal spot and Aberystwyth Angling society will give you all the information you need.

Borth Golf Club




Click here to visit Borth website

Established in 1885 Borth and Ynyslas has a strong claim to be the oldest course in Wales. Set on the estuary of the River Dovey in the sweep of Cardigan Bay, the stunning views may distract you from the golf… but not for long. The water is safe for bathing, and has achieved the coveted European  Blue Flag Award for water quality.

This Championship course offers traditional links golf as it should be played. Harry Colt’s input on the design of the course shortly after 1945 ensures that the rolling humps and hollows provide variation, strategically placed bunkers and the inevitable ‘Borth Breeze’ ensure that shots have to be struck accurately to challenge par.

Adjoining Borth beach, the course follows the traditional ‘out and back’ design. The turn nestles in the shelter of the dunes at Ynyslas. Our newly extended clubhouse offers full catering and bar facilities, where a warm welcome is assured. One of the largest golf shops in the area provides an array of the latest equipment.

Borth Animalarium


The Animalarium at Borth is a collection of unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you. We have domestic and farm animals which you can pet and feed in the petting barn. Also there are exotic and endangered species in the larger enclosures, where we attempt to breed animals whose natural environment is under threat. Great place for the family to spend the day there is something for alL ages. Watch them feed the Leopards every day at 4pm and the crocodiles twice weekly. For more information visit the Animalarium website

All play areas at the Animalarium are free!

  • Great indoor ball pool for under eights with rocking toys and a toy crocodile.
  • Two outdoor play areas with climbing structures and slides.
  • An outdoor sandpit with ‘sit on’ diggers.
  • There is a Wendy House for five year olds and under.
Leopard Feeding

Every day! 4:00pm

Crocodile Feeding

Twice weekly! 3:30pm

Vale of Rheidol Railway

The Vale of Rheidol Railway is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales, and was the last steam railway owned by British Rail until it was privatised in 1989.

Opened in 1902, it was originally built to serve the lead mines in the Rheidol Valley. Passengers and timber also formed the mainstay of traffic on the 1ft 11¾ in gauge route which passes through some of the most rugged terrain of any railway in the United Kingdom. Despite the narrow gauge of the rails, the locomotives and carriages – built at the Great Western Railway’s Swindon Works – are as wide as their standard gauge equivalents.

The VoR Railway runs for 11¾ miles from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. The terminus is adjacent to the national network station at Aberystwyth, and on the hour-long journey passengers have spectacular views of the wooded Rheidol Valley – views unseen for decades until the VoRR began its renovation programme ten years ago. This programme continues today, and will see more views opened up for VoRR passengers, and improved facilities at both terminal stations.
At Devil’s bridge, there are walks to Mynach Falls, Devil’s Punchbowl and Jacob’s Ladder.
Click here to view their website


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